Mr. Food: Texas Sheet Cake

Mr. Food

Serves: 28

Cooking Time: 30 min

Ingredients
  • CAKE
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine 2 sticks butter, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa powder; cook over low heat until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour into a large heat-resistant bowl to cool. Add flour, granulated sugar, eggs, sour cream, baking soda and salt; beat until well combined then pour into a 10- x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean; set aside to cool.

  4. In a small saucepan, make frosting by melting the 1/4 cup butter with milk and the remaining cocoa powder over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla; mix well then frost cooled cake.
Note
  • If you want to fancy this up a bit, sprinkle the frosting with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, broken-up pieces of your favorite chocolate candy bar, or Texas-sized whole shelled walnuts!

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